nickd717 (3629) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone. Mostly clear dark ruddy amber pour with a lacy two finger light khaki head. Belgian candi sugar aroma with a hint of cinnamon/spice and chile pepper. Belgian yeast and candi sugar flavor with a good level of cinnamon and pepper. Well-balanced and tasty. Medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation. Haters gonna hate, but I think this beer is pretty well-done.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at mad mex willow grove. Pours a hazy gold with a slight head. Aroma is sweet and thin. Taste is very refreshing but not very Belgian. Can’t taste the chiles.
nittanytide (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep copper in color with a thin, bubbly head. Aroma is very floral with a hint of citrus. Taste is complex, but not overpowering: grapefruit, grass, and a little bit of candied fruits. Nice dry finish. The chiles and cinnamon used in this beer were in the background and shouldn’t scare people away from what is a pretty good beer.
craftbeerdesign (2244) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber purchased at Total Wine, Alpharetta, GA. pours a dark ruby with a 1 finger off white head. cinnamon nose with light Belgian yeast esters. med body with bright cinnamon, light chiles and sweet malts. soft and smooth throughout with a bit of heat up top. semi-dry finish with sweet dark fruits and spices.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 22oz bottle.
Clear amber brew with a slight off-white head. Tons of chile in the nose with Belgian yeast, cinnamon, and dark fruit. Flavors of raisin, spice, earthy chile, and a bit of heat on the backend. Pretty unique.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice reddish brown and has a very interesting spice character that got worse as time went by for me.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a very dark brown color with a medium sized beige head that faded and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and woody with a touch of smoke, light dry spices and an almost meaty presence. The flavor was dryish, woody and a bit roasty with notes of cola, hickory, cinnamon and clove. The finish was long and dry with hickory, cola and spice notes lingering. Medium body. Ok.
Panzuriel (1421) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky medium brown with no real head out of a bomber glass. Nose is slightly sweet malt and just a hint of spice. Tongue is spicy and taste is very reminiscent of the anaheim chillies. cinnamon is subtle. FLuid body that is fizzy on the tongue. finish is slightly warm. very very different beer. Good tho.
bb (7401) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber-ruby beer with a tan head. Chili and yeast aroma with light caramel. Chili flake flavor with yeast, caramel, and some earthiness. ,medium bodied. Chili and yeast lingers with caramel, earth, and light spice.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Draught. Pours a dark clear amber. Smells faintly of black currant and hops. Tastes of peppers, caramel and dark fruits. Finishes slightly spicy and bitter. Not well balanced. Medium bodied.